Entries tagged with: Parts and Labor

17 result(s) displayed (1 - 17 of 17):

flyer

...or at least the final show before they go on "hiatus".

photos by Chris La Putt

Parts & Labor @ Union Pool
Parts and Labor

Chris stopped by the Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans CMJ showcase at Union Pool on Wednesday night, but left after catching one of Parts & Labor's last-ever shows to check out the raucous Davila 666 at Knitting Factory (you can catch them again this Saturday night opening for the Black Lips). Pictures from his night continue below...

Continue reading "CMJ Wed night w/ Parts & Labor, Davila 666, Porcelain Raft & Exitmusic (pics)"

DOWNLOAD: Parts & Labor - "No Nostalgia" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Parts & Labor - "Nowheres Nigh" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Parts & Labor - "Fractured Skies" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Parts & Labor - "A Great Divide" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Parts & Labor - "Rest" (MP3)

Parts & Labor

Dear friends,

This January, Parts & Labor turns 10 years old. We're planning a string of celebratory shows, in which we play selected material from all of our full length albums, leading up to a big 10th anniversary blow out on February 24th, 2012.

Following these performances, we're going to take an extended hiatus. We feel incredibly fortunate having had a decade of amazing experiences -- making records and new friends, performing with so many killer musicians and artists. But it's time for each of us to focus on personal projects for a while. We're all going to continue to make music through other endeavors.

We'd like to thank everyone who's supported us, bought our albums, seen us live, offered us a floor to sleep on. We love y'all. As a token of our esteem, we're giving away a final song called "No Nostalgia (featuring Todd Bailey and Where's The Party At)", which was recorded during the Receivers sessions, but suddenly seems all too prescient.

Love,
Dan/BJ/Joe (Parts & Labor)

Parts & Labor will spend the next three shows focusing on their previous material leading up to that big February blowout. TONIGHT at Union Pool (10/19) they'll play songs from Receivers alongside A Place to Bury Strangers (who also play the BV day party Friday), Exitmusic, Gauntlet Hair, and Porcelain Raft as part of the Jagjaguawar/Secretly Canadian/Dead Oceans CMJ Showcase. Advance tickets are sold out, but there will be tickets at the door and you can try to get in with your CMJ badge (get there early).

The next two gigs will fall a month apart and focus on Mapmaker and Stay Afraid respectively. Look for Parts & Labor at Death By Audio on 11/18 with Knyfe Hyts and Antimagic and on 12/16 at Knitting Factory with Pterodactyl.

The final (known) Parts & Labor gig will feature Oneida, Talk Normal and more TBA, and will go down on 2/24 at 285 Kent.

All dates and some videos below...

Continue reading "Parts & Labor turning 10 & going on hiatus, but first some special shows (MP3, dates & videos)"

APTBS

I'll just quote this little blurb the label sent me:

New York noise czars A Place to Bury Strangers are making moves. Never ones to stand still for very long (literally and figuratively), the band is announcing a new label and new music. Dead Oceans is proud to welcome APTBS to their roster. Label co-founder Phil Waldorf says, "I've been enamored with A Place to Bury Strangers since I first heard their debut album. Their live shows have rattled me time and time again. It is not often you get to work with a band that you've been closely following for years, and we are honored to be a part of their new chapter. Wait until you hear what comes next." The band will join artists such as Akron/Family, Gauntlet Hair, Phosphorescent, the Tallest Man on Earth and more.

Having put on numerous wild shows across the US and Europe -- their recent Rockoff Cruise included band members tossing plugged in amps overboard -- APTBS' ferocious live performances have won over a wide range of audiences. Their solid wall of sound is built meticulously, brick by brick, to form a cohesive all-encompassing experience: physical, intellectual, emotional. In the last year the band has grown to include bass player Dion Lunadon from The D4. Dion has joined Oliver Ackerman (guitar/vocals) and Jay Space (drums) in shaping the direction for APTBS, co-writing songs and sharing backup vocal duties. Of their Dead Oceans signing Ackerman says, "We are very excited to be signing with [the label]. I have been a fan of their taste in music since the label started and it's going to be cool to be a part of what they have built independently over the years."

The trio has been hard at work on a new set of 5 songs, which will be released on Dead Oceans as an EP in early 2012. More details on the new EP and tour dates will follow soon.

Congrats to APTBS on their new home.

Dead Oceans and its sister labels Secretly Canadian and Jagjaguwar are holding a CMJ showcase at Union Pool in Brooklyn on 10/19. It was previously announced with a secret headliner who can now be revealed. Guess who that is? Full lineup/flyer for the show, along with a full set of Gauntlet Hair tour dates (they're playing a lot during CMJ), below...

Continue reading "A Place to Bury Strangers sign to Dead Oceans (announce new EP), Gauntlet Hair touring, both playing CMJ"

via @1000TimesYes
Parts and Labor

Summary: previous Parts & Labor drummer and music critic Chris Weingarten no longer likes Parts & Labor and they don't like him back. Real or all in fun?

Answer: all in fun (phew):

beef

Parts & Labor play Monster Island basement tonight (with Chris!)

DOWNLOAD: Parts & Labor - "Constant Future" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Parts & Labor - "Rest" (MP3)

Parts & Labor

Parts & Labor will toast Constant Future, their new album, with a near constant round of touring through the end of May. The tour, divided into two legs, kicks off on home turf on the same day the album comes out via Jagjaguwar, on March 8th at Monster Island Basement with Pterodactyl, Fiasco, and Fuck Ton and then heads to SXSW. In April the band embarks on the second part of the North American trip. They kick off a European tour in May. All dates are below.

The new LP, which you can digitally get NOW if you pre-order from Insound, was produced by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mogwai, Sleater-Kinney) and marks their fifth overall in their close-to-a-decade existence. Download two tracks off the album for free above.

All tour dates, a video flyer and another video, below.

Continue reading "Parts & Labor releasing 'Constant Future', touring (MP3, dates)"

photos by Chris La Putt

Blood Red Shoes @ MHOW
Blood Red Shoes

After Chris left the BV Loft Party all the way back on Friday, October 22nd, he headed over to Music Hall of Williamsburg for the Blue Flowers-presented CMJ showcase for a lineup of mostly UK bands including Chapel Club, Everything Everything, and Blood Red Shoes (who toured North America with Sky Larkin in October). Pictures from that show are in this post.

The occasion (to post these belated pics)? SXSW has already announced an initial lineup of bands playing in Austin from March 16-20, 2011, and Chapel Club is on that list (and I wouldn't be surprised of the other 2 mentioned bands end up coming too). Also on the list: Lia Ices, Braids, Asobi Seksu, Wye Oak, Suuns, Sun Airway, A Place to Bury Strangers and more. Full list under the rest of the MHOW pictures, below...

Continue reading "Chapel Club played CMJ w/ Everything Everything & Blood Red Shoes (pics), playing SXSW 2011 (intial lineup)"

DOWNLOAD: Dustin Wong - Let It Go (Zipped MP3s)
DOWNLOAD: Dustin Wong - Walking Talking Cloud (MP3)

Dustin Wong at Siren Fest 2010 with Ponytail (more by Jessica Amaya)
Dustin Wong

Ponytail's set at Whartscape this past summer may have been their last:

"Everybody is off going about their own endeavors, which is really exciting, I think. Ken's writing his own music and Molly is on a journey to find her self and Jeremy drums for the Boredoms now. I think its really good, and if by chance the scattered happens to gather again, it would be another interesting experiment."
- [Dustin Wong to Bmore Musically Informed]
And now Dustin Wong (guitarist of Ponytail) is doing just that by preparing to release a solo LP, Infinite Love, on Thrill Jockey on 10/5. The two-song 2LP/2CD is the follow-up to Wong's Let It Go cassette, available for download above, or for purchase.

Wong will play a pair of NYC shows in the coming days, starting with TONIGHT (9/16) at Shea Stadium with Dan Friel, James Ferraro, Black Actor, and Gamut. Then two days later (9/18), Wong is on board for the Last Supper Festival at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn alongside a ton of other artists. Full festival details are below.

If you can't make it out to either show, roll the dice and hope for the best, maybe you can get Dustin Wong to play a private show for you:

Dustin Wong will perform a series of a dozen one-on-one concerts for fans and friends via Skype video chat. These "Infi-Net Love" performances will be available to the winners of twelve golden tickets.... Tickets for the "Infi-Net Love" personal concerts will be included in randomly-chosen copies of the Infinite Love album preordered from the Thrill Jockey web-store. A very limited number of tickets will also be available from Bmoremusic.net, Other Music, and more to be announced shortly. The private concerts will be set up with the winners by Thrill Jockey and will take place during the month of December.
For more on that contest, head to the Thrill Jockey site.

Dan Friel, who is playing tonight's show at Shea, also plays a solo show tomorrow (9/17) at St Mary's Church in Brooklyn with Band of Bicycles, Lame Drivers as part of "Bike-In-Movie Night" which will be showing the bicy-classic, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Parts & Labor (Dan's band) are scheduled to play in the near future as well; look for them at Glasslands on 10/15 with Shy Child, Bunnies, and Adult Themes.

All tour dates, details on the Last Supper Festival, and some Dustin Wong videos, below....

Continue reading "Ponytail might be gone, but Dustin Wong is making music, playing shows (Dan Friel & Parts & Labor too) "

Beach Fossils
Beach Fossils

Deli Magazine is hosting a "best of NYC" fest at Brooklyn Bowl, Glasslands, the Cameo and Public Assembly Thursday May 13th-Saturday, May 15th.

The BK shows are headlined by Beach Fossils on Thursday, April Smith on Friday and The London Souls on Saturday. Tickets to the Brooklyn Bowl shows are on sale. Other tix are available at the door. The shows are split up roughly by genre, though that doesn't stop Talk Normal, Buke & Gass, Asa Ransom and Miniboone from sharing a bill on Friday night at Glasslands.

Talk Normal also plays Saturday at Knitting Factory with Parts & Labor, Soft Power and Guts For Garters (tickets). (And further in the future with Sonic Youth and Grass Widow at Prospect Park on July 31st.)

Beach Fossils have a short tour with Frog Eyes and Pearly Gate Music planned for this June. All three stop by Mercury Lounge for a show on June 19th. Tickets are on sale.

All of Beach Fossils/Frog Eyes/PGM dates and a flyer for Deli Magazine fest (which has its full schedule) is below...

Continue reading "Deli Magazine 'best of NYC' fest & other Talk Normal & Beach Fossils (+Frog Eyes & Pearly Gate Music) tour dates "

DOWNLOAD: Titus Andronicus - A More Perfect Union (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Titus Andronicus - Four Score And Seven (part one) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Titus Andronicus - Four Score And Seven (part two) (MP3)

by Andrew Frisicano

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus celebrated the release of their new record, The Monitor, with a headlining show at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, March 6th. The album's raucus, conceptual layers peeled back on stage to reveal the taut five-piece underneath. For two members of the band, keyboardist David Robbins and violinist/guitarist Amy Klein, it was only their third show with the group. The warm reception to the new-album tunes - with sing-alongs from the amazing, stand-out album opener (above) to its amazingly-depressing closer - no doubt set the bar high for the band's upcoming slew of album-supporting shows (including BrooklynVegan Emo's day party on Wednesday, March 17th in Austin).

On stage, frontman Patrick Stickles brought along an American Flag, but left out the LP's guests and Lincoln quoting transitions. He did a bit to humanize the record's kitch, sending a song out to his brother in the Navy, who he credited for getting the band on their whole nautical kick (a bit more personal than the Ken Burns doc and other sources often mentioned). He also did his part to play den mother to the young crowd - it was the first time I've ever heard anyone in a band tell an audience, "It's time to start to thinking about winding down."

In a lot of ways the 1.5+ hour show seemed like the opening of a new book for the band. The melding of History and personal history is something that The Monitor does without shame, and with both those arcs closed, the Bowery show felt like a new beginning. As part of the encore, Patrick treated us to a solo cover of the Replacements' "Treatment Bound" (which you can get from NYCTaper).

The openers were all great: Cloud Nothings played rough-around-the-edges power pop; Vivian Girls/Woods side-project The Babies are quickly becoming one of my favorites with popppy mid-set combos like "All Things Come to Pass" and "Meet Me in the City;" and Parts & Labor's effects/synth-laden sound added some eclecticism to the show. Cloud Nothings and Parts & Labor both have shows in NYC and elsewhere coming up, which are laid out below along with more pictures from the show...

Continue reading "Titus Andronicus, Parts & Labor, The Babies & Cloud Nothings played Bowery Ballroom - pics & more dates"

DOWNLOAD: Titus Andronicus - A More Perfect Union (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Titus Andronicus - Four Score And Seven (part one) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Titus Andronicus - Four Score And Seven (part two) (MP3)

Titus Andronicus (new member below) @ United Palace (more by Diana Wong)
Titus Andronicus
Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus have a new record, The Monitor, coming out March 9th on XL. That'll be celebrated with a record release show this Saturday, March 6th at Bowery Ballroom with Parts & Labor, The Babies and Cloud Nothings. Tickets are still on sale.

After that they head out on a record shop in-store tour - the closest that gets to NYC is Fords, NJ's Vintage Vinyl, over the bridge from Staten Island, on March 8th. The tour continues from there ad infinitum, and includes SXSW, where they'll play a few shows. One is the Fucked Up Saves Music showcase on Saturday night at Red 7. Another is the free BrooklynVegan Emo's day party on Wednesday (March 17th), which is also with Fucked Up. Both bands play that Emo's show on the main/outdoor stage with Japandroids, The Black Angels and more TBA. We're also simultaneously hosting the indoor stage with Torche, Withered, Landmine Marathon, Salome, Dark Castle, Javelina and The Atlas Moth.

The NYC-area shows on Titus Andronicus's post-SXSW tour happen on April 11th (Men Can Stop Rape Benefit @ Red Hook High School), April 13th (Rodrigues Coffee House @ Fordham University) and April 14th (at SUNY Purchase Student Center). Those last two (and others) are with the Babies. Let's Wrestle, who you can catch at Knitting Factory on March 15th, opens another leg of the tour through the South and West Coast. Titus ends the tour on April 24th with a show at Maxwell's with Harlem (tickets still on sale).

The three songs above (two reposted, and the new full-force opener "A More Perfect Union") are from the new record, which features guest appearances by members of "Ponytail, Wye Oak, Vivian Girls, Hold Steady, etc.d and a generous assortment of colorful New Paltz locals [where they recorded the album]." As you can see above, the band also sports new member Amy Klein on guitar and violin. More info on the record, a preview video, tour poster, and all tour dates are below...

Continue reading "Titus Andronicus MP3 & tour dates (in-stores, SXSW, Bowery, SUNY, Red Hook High School, Fordham, Maxwell's & more)"

Dan Friel @ Cake Shop NYE 2008 (more by Lori Baily)
Dan Friel

Parts & Labor have a short string of shows coming up: one in Massachusetts on December 5th, one in Connecticut on December 6th, then a free show at Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, December 8th with The Tony Castles. Flyer for the latter and more details below.

Before that, P&L member Dan Friel plays a solo set at Union Pool on December 3rd. Also on the bill are Knyfe Hyts 81, Dinowalrus and Electric Tickle Machine.

Another Parts & Labor affiliate, their former guitar player Sarah Lipstate (she left the band in July to focus on her solo project after being a member for only 14 months), who plays as Noveller, will perform at Bruar Falls on December 11th with Yellow Fever and Air Waves (who are also playing December 5th with Talk Normal, US Girls and Total Slackers at Secret Project Robot).

That's also another show for Austin's Yellow Fever, who are already lined up to play a December 12th show at Death By Audio with Vivian Girls. Yellow Fever's self-titled LP is available now through Wild World, a label run by Vivian Girls, and the show is a release party for that record. Happy Birthday is also on the bill. Yellow Fever also lists a TBA NYC show on December 13th.

Happy Birthday member Ruth Garbus plays a show with her sister Merrill Garbus at The Stone in December too.

As of now, it's the last scheduled Vivian Girls show for '09 before they tour the UK in January.

All tour dates and a poster for the Parts & Labor BK Bowl show are below...

Continue reading "upcoming shows for Parts & Labor, member Dan Friel & EX-MEMBER Sarah Lipstate (Noveller) - 2009 dates"

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Ryan Muir

some of the stars of ATP NY 2009
Boredoms
Hopewell

What's almost the exact opposite of a soothing set of Seven Swans performed by one of the most delicate singers in indie rock? Try nine drummers (including Hisham Bharoocha, Zach Hill, and Kid Millions among other notables) bashing your fucking skull for so long that the stage manager has to come out to unplug their gear and remove toms from underneath them! That's how I started my ATP Day 3... with the Boredoms blowing my mind.

Starting off with sparse chords on the monstrous multi-neck guitar/percussive device, Eye set a calm and reflective mood... and then the cymbals. And then the toms. And then eight drummers pummeled away led by Yoshimi P-We. And then the synced rimshots that recalled an Animal Collective beat. All of this happened before a ninth drummer was carried into the show like an emperor while doing a call and response with the other eight.

Within about 10 minutes, I knew that Boredoms would take the prize as best show at Kutsher's that weekend. The sheer power of the coordinated drums, along with pregnant pauses and killer synth effects performed via keys, CD-DJ tables, and broomsticks (!) were beyond jaw dropping.

Following Boredoms, I poked my head into Oneida's Ocropolis for the first of many times. For 10+ hours, Oneida basically had the small and very decorated room all to themselves for a long jam session with their friends. Reportedly, the band had tape rolling the whole time (Ocropolis is the name of their Brooklyn recording studio) and had visuals provided by the Mighty Robot AV Squad. With local standbys like BJ Warshaw of Parts & Labor/Shooting Spires fame, Chris Weingarten (ex P&L), Todd P, and many others spotted in the Sportsman's Bar, it seemed like Brooklyn in the Catskills. Unfortunately, I missed every single special guest appearance (word is, and in part according to a sign on the door, Soft Circle, Yoshimi, Aaron from Tall Firs, Zach Hill, Steven Drozd and many others all popped in) but the band was very interesting to watch, alternating between songs, and droney ambient jams.

Caribou was next in the main room and the 16-piece(!) band including Sun Ra Arkestra member Marshall Allen, Koushik, Kieran Hebden (Fourtet) and many others. I had no expectations heading into the set and was pleasantly surprised, although I found the mix to have waaay too much low end.

I ducked out of Caribou early to catch the last twenty minutes of Hopewell who was billed to be playing "The Desperation Suite," "complete with a female choir and avant-garde saxophonist Mark Marinoff". From what little I saw, the three person "choir" did little but coo, ooh, ahh, and coordinate a dance, but the band did close with a rousing cover of Jane's Addiction's classic "Of Course".

continued below...

Continue reading "ATP NY 2009 - Day 3 pics & review (Boredoms, Caribou, Deerhoof, Boris, Jarmusch, Oneida, that crazy guy...)"

photos by Chris La Putt

DOWNLOAD: Black Moth Super Rainbow - Born On A Day The Sun Didn't Rise (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Black Moth Super Rainbow - Twin of Myself (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Black Moth Super Rainbow - Twin of Myself (Go! Team remix) (MP3)

Black Moth Super Rainbow

"Eating Us is the fourth album by Pennsylvania based band Black Moth Super Rainbow released on May 26, 2009 on the CD format. With a running time of just under 36 minutes, it is the shortest full-length release by the band to date. The album was released in a limited-edition "hairy" version, which includes synthetic hair inside the CD's inner sleeve, and also in a regular "super jewel" casing. The "hairy" version was sold-out before the album was even released due to pre-orders." [Wiki]
Both songs available for download above are from that new album. A triple bill of Black Moth Super Rainbow (here from Pittsburgh), Blank Dogs, and Dan Friel (of Parts and Labor) played the weekly free show at South Street Seaport in Manhattan on Friday night (7/24). More pictures from the show, and more BMSR tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Black Moth Super Rainbow, Blank Dogs & Dan Friel @ South Street Seaport in NYC - pics "

UPDATE: the May 31st benefit show at Bell House has been postponed

Willie Mae-Ra-Thon

The 3rd annual Willie Mae-Ra-Thon is a four-day, all-Brooklyn music extravaganza with 20 diverse and talented bands taking the stage at Brooklyn venues such as Union Pool, The Bell House, and the newly opened Bruar Falls. Participating bands include legendary indie rock bands Antietam and Babe the Blue Ox, art punk upstarts Taigaa! and Pterodactyl, experimental funk ensemble Burnt Sugar and Brooklyn noise-pop faves Parts & Labor, among others.

The Willie Mae-Ra-Thon runs from Thursday, May 28th through Sunday, May 31st. All shows are 21+. The annual event is organized by the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls Advisory Board, which is made up of camp volunteers, camper parents, and other members of the Rock Camp community.

Another Willie Mae benefit coming up this summer is Ladies Camp, an 18+ weekend version of its rock school. Three day sessions start on Friday, July 24th and Friday, August 7th at Urban Assembly School of Music & Art, in Downtown Brooklyn.

The camp is also putting on a Spring Carnival on Saturday May 30th and Sunday, May 31st at 163 Plymouth Street in DUMBO. More info on that, and the Mae-Ra-Thon, below...

Continue reading "Willie Mae rock camp Mae-Ra-Thon benefit & carnival - shows by Parts & Labor, Antietam, Pterodactyl & more "

by Andrew Frisicano

Noveller (Sarah Lipstate)
Sarah Lipstate

Noveller is the solo project of Brooklyn-based sound artist and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. She has performed in Rhys Chatham's Guitar Army, and as a member of Glenn Branca's 100 guitar ensemble. In March 2008, Lipstate joined Parts & Labor as their new guitarist.
Monthly film and music series Cinema 16 will return to the Bell House on Sunday, April 19th. The event last visited the venue on February 25th with Wild Yaks and Artanker Convoy providing the live soundtrack to the night's silent films.
This month's event presents: Experimental Brooklyn musician and singer Julianna Barwick performs an original score for "1734" (a short by Joel Schelmowitz) and "Pleasure Dome" (by Kenneth Anger). Brooklyn filmmaker and sound artist (and also Parts & Labor guitarist) Sarah Lipstate as her solo project Noveller performs an original score to a selection of her own original films.
Sarah also has shows coming up at Monkeytown, Issue Project Room, The New Museum, and at Music Hall of Williamsburg (for No Fun Fest). All of her dates, a live performance video, and more background on Cinema 16 and short films by Joel Schelmowitz and Kenneth Anger, below...

Continue reading "Noveller (Sarah Lipstate) - Cinema 16 & other appearances "

here's some new pictures & tour dates with a sort of old interview (that I'd rather post than throw away) (hope you don't mind)....

---

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Lori Baily

Dan Friel @ Cake Shop, NYC - New Years Eve (Dec 31, 2008)
Dan Friel

ATP NY (2008) (think all the way back to September for a second) was littered with luminaries. We've previously documented our run-ins with some of the great performers, but we also ran into a few artists who were just there for the good time. One of those artists was Dan Friel.

Friel is probably best known for his participation in Parts & Labor, the Brooklyn experimental noise pop/rock band he formed in 2002 with BJ Warshaw (also of Shooting Spires). Over the years, Parts & Labor have released three LPs and multiple seven-inches, contributed to many a compilation, and even dropped a split LP with Tyondai Braxton (Battles). All along, Dan Friel has been working on solo material... dropping EPs and a cassette leading up to 2008's triumphant Ghost Town, out now on Important.

We cornered Dan Friel at ATP (literally... he could NOT escape) for a couple minutes to discuss the festival and his plans for the next few months.

---

So Dan, what were some of the motivating factors for you coming to ATP? What are some of the bands you really wanted to check out?

Dan Friel: Today I'm pretty excited about seeing Polvo. I've been sort of starting to listen to them again, a bunch in the last couple of years which I think a lot of people have, and it will be great to see them play again. I haven't seen Lightning Bolt in a couple of years, so that'll be pretty cool. I've never seen Low, and that's kind of a big deal because I like their records quite a bit. And Fuck Buttons and Alexander Tucker are both friends and amazing people. So I'm excited to check that out.

continued below...

Continue reading "an interview w/ Dan Friel, pics from New Years Eve"